Frequently Asked Questions
Is a Use & Occupancy permit (U&O) required on residential resale?
I’m new to the area (or about to move here). What do I need to know?
Is my property on public sewer or public water?
Sewer information, call the Northwestern Chester County Municipal Authority (NCCMA) at 610-273-2265 for all areas but Mountainview development and Hillview Road (which are on Caernarvon-Berks’ system; see below).
– Water information for properties east of Honey Brook Borough, call Aqua PA at 800-711-4779.
– Water information for properties west of Honey Brook Borough, call the Honey Brook Borough Authority at 610-273-7830.
– Water & sewer information for Mountainview development and Hillview Road, call Caernarvon-Berks Water & Sewer Authority at 610-286-1017.
What is a Spotted Lanternfly and where can I learn more?
The Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) is an invasive insect that is threatening the northeastern United States, especially southeastern Pennsylvania. It presents a significant threat to Pennsylvania agriculture, including the grape, tree-fruit, hardwood, and nursery industries. Find out how to identify and report sightings of the SLF, and for a list of actions you can take to help, visit the PennState Extension website.
Where may I obtain a dog license?
Applications are available at the Township Administration office, but dog licenses are issued by the Chester County Treasurer’s Office, not Honey Brook Township.
I’m re-roofing my house. Do I need a permit?
If only the shingles are being removed and replaced, then no. If, however, structural changes are being made (dormers added or removed), then you must apply for a residential building permit.
I’m sealing my driveway. Do I need a permit?
No. However, if any changes are being made to the footprint of the driveway (i.e. widening or adding a turnaround), then you must apply for a Driveway permit.
Where do I get a recycling bin?
Check with your contracted hauler. For neighborhoods with a Homeowner’s Association (HoA), check with them for contact information for the hauler selected for your neighborhood (Brandywine Preserve, Cambridge Run, Foxbrooke, Knob Hill, Mountainview, Village Greene).
How do I dispose of leaves, brush, or Christmas trees?
I have an old lawnmower battery and a broken television. How can I dispose of them?
The Chester County Solid Waste Authority (CCSWA) holds various Household Hazardous Waste and E-Waste Events (residential only; no commercial) throughout the year. See the kinds of materials they accept and event dates by visiting their website. The CCSWA no longer collects e-waste at Household Hazardous Waste events. Please view CCSWA’s website for places to recycle such items
I have expired medications to dispose of. Where can I do that?
There are several drop-off locations throughout Chester County. Click here for the list.
I have an issue with my Comcast or Service Electric Cable TV bill. The Township phone number is listed on my bill; should I call the township?
No. Dial 1-800-COMCAST (266-2278) or Service Electric at 1-800-232-9100. By law, the Township must be listed on the bill as the franchising authority, giving the company permission to have their cable/telephone lines in the Township. The Township has nothing to do with the billing rates, process, or practices.
I would like to report an Issue or Concern. How do I do that?
Fill out the Township’s Issue or Concern Form and return it, or call the Administration Office at 610-273-3970 and provide the information to one of the staff for investigation.